AU & Diaspora Leaders Commit Rebuilding & Citizenship
NYC - September 22 2011. “What’s in your hand?” asserted Dr. Leonard ‘Kweku’ Jeffries as he welcomed the delegation of African Union and African Diaspora leaders to the historic Schomburg Research Center in Harlem. The delegation included His Excellency Dr. Jean Ping, Chair of the African Union, President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal and other presidents and representatives of African governments. Dr. Jeffries ope
Senegalese President says "West Papua issue is now a black African issue", urging people to take up the issue and help their oppressed brothers and sisters. This photo shows him meeting West Papua independence leader Benny Wenda last week at a conference in Senegal's capital Dakar, and wearing a traditional West Papuan headdress that Mr Wenda gave to him.
From my perspective as a 35 - year veteran of Garveyism, I think the most important event for delegates and Africans at home and abroad in this decade, is The World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures held in the Republic of Senegal from December 10-31, 2010. No other event recently has brought Africans together on this scale and with these kinds of meaningful deliberations.
Not since the Jamaican born, Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey (born August 17, 1887, died. June 10, 1940), f